Dramatist Kaite O'Reilly has been awarded a prestigious Literature Wales bursary; she will be using the opportunity to flex her prose fiction muscles in addition to her theatrical success.
Kaite is one of twenty-two writers who have been selected for the 2014/15 award. The bursary allows writers to take time out of employment to write, or enable some small-scale travel and research.
Since 2004, Literature Wales has awarded over £1 million in Writers’ Bursaries, enabling 209 writers to develop their work in a variety of genres.
Katie Gramich, Chair of the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel commented: “In this, Dylan Thomas’s centenary year, we can rejoice in the fact that Wales still has a pool of hugely talented and inventive authors, writing in Welsh and English, and in a stimulating variety of genres.”
Literature Wales delivers the Writers’ Bursaries scheme on behalf of The Arts Council of Wales. Dai Smith, Chair of the Arts Council of Wales commented: “Literature Wales’ Writers’ Bursaries scheme showcases scheme and rewards the best contemporary writing today. Arts Council of Wales is delighted to continue investing in emerging literary talent. Supporting and rewarding a new generation of talent is at the heart of what we believe in and provides a great example of how together we can support literary flair and bring its treasure to wider and wider audiences.”
Click here for more information about the Literature Wales bursary scheme.